LAIE, Hawaii – Senior outside hitter Shih Ting (Stella) Chen added to her stellar career being named the 2014 Ron Lenz Daktronics National Player of the Year as well as a First Team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American.
Chen has been named a Daktronics All-American over the past three seasons and has twice been named to the AVCA All-America team. She ended her career with the highest career kills per set average of any player in the NCAA Division II during the rally-scoring, 25-point-match era (2008-present) with 4.82 kills per set.
In a school with numerous women's volleyball national championships and All-Americans, Chen ended her career as on top of BYU-Hawaii's all-time kills list with 1,812 career kills on a .300 hitting percentage. She finished second at BYU-Hawaii with 1,320 career digs.
She had a career-high 37 kills against Ferris State in the elite eight of last season's NCAA tournament. The Seasiders ended up losing in the championship game to Concordia St. Paul, only their second loss of the season. Her 545 kills during the 2013 season was good for second in a single season in BYU-Hawaii history, trailing only Yu Chuan Weng's, her former coach in Taiwan, 656.